Weekend Ticket - Dec. 16-18

 

Here are some ideas about what you could be doing this weekend.

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By Mike Hamersly

 

Friday, Dec. 16

 


BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
JAN SEBON AND KAZAK INTERNATIONAL

Monthly event that features Haitian art, music and culture serves up roots music, plus a second chance to see the Art Basel-sanctioned contemporary exhibit “Haiti: Kingdom of This World.” Presented by the super-cool Rhythm Foundation.
Details: 6-10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; free.

BELOVED OPERA
”MADAMA BUTTERFLY"

Puccini’s masterpiece tells the tale of a young geisha who gives up everything for an American naval officer, only to be abandoned and dishonored. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Dreyfoos Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-832-7469 or www.kravis.org; $20-$175.

BANG YOUR HEAD
MONSTRO

Atlanta heavy metal band with Miami ties (including singer Charlie Suarez) channels the chuggy, psychedelic rock and soaring vocals of groups like Soundgarden and Jane’s Addiction. With Black Tusk, KYNG, Mere Quantum Noise and Dyslexic Postcards.
Details: 8 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807 or www.churchillspub.com; $9 presale, $12 door; 18 and up.

LOL!
DONNELL RAWLINGS

You’ve seen him as “Ashy Larry” on Dave Chappelle’s show, plus appearances on HBO’s “The Wire” (Day-Day Price) and E!’s “Chelsea Lately” – but stand-up is where this man truly shines. See for yourself why Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx called Rawlings “a beast.”
Details: 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; 305-441-8200 or www.miamiimprov.com; $20.

 

Saturday, Dec. 17

 


JUST LIKE IRON MAIDEN
MADE OF METAL

South Florida band pays loving tribute to British heavy-metal gods Iron Maiden, including versions of the songs “Wasted Years,” “The Number of the Beast” and “Flight of Icarus.” Mendacity, Paralysys and Faethom open.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-564-1074 or www.cultureroom.net; $10.

FEEL THE BASS
SKRILLEX

Electro-dubstep artist who’s equally influenced by Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson takes the stage in support of his new nine-song EP, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” Also on the bill: 12th Planet, Two Fresh and Nadastrom.
Details: 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300 or www.fillmoremb.com; $30.

SHUT UP AND SING ALONG
AIR SUPPLY

Aussie lite-rock radio staple performs classics you hate to love including "Lost In Love," "Even the Nights Are Better," "The One That You Love," "Every Woman in the World" and, of course, "All Out of Love." Middle-agers, just admit it: You slow-danced to at least one of these songs at your high-school prom.
Details: 8 p.m. at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 888-460-5679 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $15 and up.

HOLIDAY HARMONIES
THE IRISH TENORS

Ireland’s version of the Three Tenors featuring Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan performs classics plus selections from the trio’s 2010 album “Christmas.”
Details: 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531, Ticketmaster or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $55-$95.

AN XMAS XTRAVAGANZA
XPERIMENTO

Imagine if Bob Marley had hooked up with The Beatles to play world rhythms? That sweet concept is close to what Xperimento aspires to – the band blends melodic and catchy tunes with salsa, cumbia, ska, rock, R&B and reggae.
Details: 10 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198 or www.tobacco-road.com; $5; 21 and up.

FREE FOR ALL
JAZZ UP THE HOLIDAYS

UM’s Frost School of Music jazz professor Lisanne Lyons - who has sung with Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval and Joel Grey, among many others – headlines the annual Christmas party and jam.
Details: 9 p.m. at Van Dyke Café, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3600 or www.thevandykecafe.com.

 

Sunday, Dec. 18

 


SUNDAY AFTERNOONS OF MUSIC
ELIZABETH CABALLERO

Soprano performs with pianist Elaine Rinaldi in a special Sunday evening concert. Program includes works by Scarlatti, Stradella, Mozart, Puccini and many more.
Details: 7:30 p.m. at UM’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org; $35.$30 seniors, $10 students.

 

Next week

 


GRAMMY-WINNING ”GUITAR MAN”
GEORGE BENSON

Legendary jazz and R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist who gave us the enduring hits “On Broadway,” “Turn Your Love Around,” “Give Me the Night,” “The Greatest Love of All” and “Masquerade” takes the stage in support of his new album “Guitar Man,” featuring his versions of diverse songs including The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” and the standards “Tequila” and “Danny Boy.”
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood; 954-797-5531 or www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com; $49-$79.

HE PLAYS JAZZ, TOO
WOODY ALLEN

Iconic film director (“Annie Hall,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Broadway Danny Rose”) shows his musical side by playing clarinet in his New Orleans Jazz Band.
Details: 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300, www.fillmoremb.com or LiveNation.com; $35-$125.

HEY MR. DJ
ROGER SANCHEZ

Start celebrating the New Year a week or so early as Grammy-winning New York house legend brings his old-school “Release Yourself” party to Miami Beach.
Details: 11 p.m. Thursday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wantickets.com; $40.

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